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Democratic activist David Schauer contemplating challenge to Sen. Arthenia Joyner

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Democratic activist David Schauer, treasurer of St. Pete Pride and treasurer to the Pinellas DEC, has sent a letter to state Sen. Nan Rich, the Democratic leader in the Florida Senate, that he intends to run an insurgent campaign against lackluster incumbent Arthenia Joyner.  This is not the first time a possible challenger to Sen. Joyner has considered running against her.  State Rep. Darryl Rouson, bolstered by intriguing poll numbers, is also said to be thinking about running against Sen. Joyner. The…

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Florida Democrats differ on party finance rules

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From Bill Cotterell: Florida Democratic leaders disagreed sharply Thursday over rules changes that would relax control of party finances. Party Treasurer Alma Gonzalez said she could not support Chairman Karen Thurman’s proposal to raise from $5,000 to $25,000 the amount of checks requiring the treasurer’s signature. Thurman said the $5,000 limit is more than 10 years old and that a bigger, busier party needs the flexibility to make bigger purchases without the treasurer personally approving every check. Democratic National Committeeman…

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